Self-Assessment ToolDeveloped by Disability Support Services
Course Design & Development
- My course schedule and syllabus are located in my course in the LMS.
- I provide a Disability Support Services statement in my syllabus.
- I have organized my online course in a way that makes navigation for the user as simple and straightforward as possible.
- I use multiple delivery methods in my online course.
- I face the class when speaking.
- When question are asked in the classroom I repeat the question back to the audience.
- The digital documents I upload to the LMS can be viewed correctly in different browsers and mobile devices.
- When documents open in browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Safari the formatting looks the same.
- The digital documents I upload to the LMS utilize high contrast (black and white, blue and yellow, etc.)
- The use of color does not disadvantage those with color blindness.
- I use formatting besides color (bold word and different size font) to distinguish between important items.
- The PDFs I use in my course are not scanned images so they can be accessible by screen readers.
- When I create digital documents I use a Clear Sans Serif (Arial, Calibri, Verdana) font no smaller than 12pt.
- When I use hyperlinks in my online course I use meaningful text instead of the URL.
- Before I upload my PowerPoint, Excel, or Word documents I run the Microsoft Accessibility Checker to ensure there are no accessibility errors.
- All the videos shown in my course have captions.
- Any content presented through video, but not through audio is provided in an audio description.
- This can be accomplished by providing a descriptive transcript of the video. Transcripts can be read aloud utilizing assistive technology.
- I have provided transcripts for any content presented in audio.
- Images and graphics in the documents I upload to the LMS have alternative tags in place for screen readers.
Course Assessment and Feedback
- I employ various methods to assess students’ overall knowledge of the subject matter.
- Examples: group work, written assignments, discussion boards, presentations, etc.
- I can provide feedback and assessment in written, audio, and video forms when needed.
Please visit the online course titled, “Creating an Accessible Online Learning Environment” housed in UAB’s Learning Management System, HealthStream, to learn more about Universal Design for Instruction principles.
UAB Learning Management System